Stones are formed over thousands of years due to geological processes which provide large amount of heat and pressure on to Sand which transforms this benign sand into something that is extremely durable and can withstand large amounts of forces. This means that stones are the ideal building blocks for short infrastructure pieces as they are extremely durable and have a large amount of compressive strength. However, stones are also extremely brittle because of the nature of the material itself, this means that any tensile stresses that occur in the stone will not be borne by it, resulting in the stone getting cracks and potentially failing. However, stones are extremely strong when it comes to handling compressive stresses and can have compressive strengths several orders of magnitude higher than conventional building materials such as concrete. Due to the density and the weight of the stones themselves, it is not possible for them to be used in tall structures as the self-weight of the stones is much larger than the other conventional materials that are used in the construction industry. Therefore, stones are much more suited to be used for shorter pieces of infrastructure, especially those infrastructures where durability is the key to a good structure. Such structures are usually facade walls and retaining wall, both of which provide a large amount of benefits through their construction.
The durability of the use of stone is basically through the material itself as, because the material is extremely dense and is not porous, it is extremely difficult for anything on the outside to penetrate the stone and decrease its strength. This means that the material is extremely durable and can survive outside without any problems. This means that it can easily whether the brunt of the nature and can brave the elements without any damage.
Benefits of the Use of Stone in Infrastructure
At SCC Civil stone, we recognise the benefits of having stone used in infrastructure and therefore we provide the services of supplying limestone blocks in Perth which can be used in a wide variety of different structural as well as aesthetic applications. This can be used in the creation of retaining walls or in the use of creating a facade for a particular building, both of which are extremely durable and will last for a long period of time, due to the nature of the rock that has been used.
To summarise, if you want a building material that is extremely durable and has a high compressive strength, then rocks and stone should be your best choice. At SCC Civil stone, we provide a large range of stone related facilities and services which means that you can contact us for sorting out all your stone related needs. Check this website to find out more details.